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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Northfield, Birmingham: Woman Stabbed To Death In Taxi

A woman has been stabbed to death in a taxi in Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said.

A man ran from the scene, at the junction of Dimsdale Road and Hoggs Lane, and officers are now searching for him, a police spokesman said.

The driver of the taxi called emergency services after the attack this morning, but the woman could not be saved.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones said: "Officers have sealed off the scene of this incident, and are making significant inquiries in the local area, as we conduct searches for a man who we believe ran from the scene.

"We appeal for witnesses to the incident to come forward as well as anyone who may have been in the area and seen a man running from the vicinity of Dimsdale Road and Hoggs Lane at around 8am today."

:: Witnesses should contact officers at the Force Criminal Investigation Department in Birmingham on 101.

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